Police have cleared crowds of self-proclaimed “hooligans” from a makeshift memorial site for the victims of the recent triple bombing attack in Brussels, the Belga news agency reported, while adding that there was still a high security presence.
Najim Laachraoui, 25, is believed to be the man seen on CCTV pushing a baggage trolley alongside the bombers and then running out of the Brussels airport terminal.
The prime surviving suspect for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium with fellow Islamic State militants but changed his mind, he told Belgian investigators on Saturday.
The charges come after weeks of raids in both France and Belgium as security officials have conducted massive manhunts to bring the individuals responsible for planning and carrying out the bloody massacre into custody.
“That is clearly a final phase of radicalization; and it’s usually only then that families realize there is a problem; and often almost too late.”
Brussels (AFP) – France’s far-right National Front and Britain’s UKIP led a eurosceptic “earthquake” in EU parliamentary polls, sending shockwaves across Europe and beyond. The EU Parliament’s own projections early on Monday showed the extent of the anti-EU breakthrough, with eurosceptic parties set to win around 140 seats in the 751-seat assembly. The most emphatic […]
BRUSSELS — More than 25,000 people took part Friday in a European trade union demonstration in Brussels against austerity, while more than 20 people were injured in the protest that at times turned violent, a police spokeswoman told the German news agency dpa. A “minority” of demonstrators were aggressive, throwing objects including stones and barriers, […]